Tamim Iqbal has been a famous player for the Bengal tigers. He has scored 13,308 runs in 341 matches at an average of 35.11 to go with 23 centuries and 81 half-centuries across all formats and has been one of their key players over the last decade or so.
Now that Tamim has scaled a lot of glory with his performances all across the world, the star batsman has revealed as to who are the toughest bowlers he has come across.
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal and recently appointed Bangladesh’s ODI team Captain has named Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, South African speedster Morne Morkel, and Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal as the toughest bowlers he has faced in his career.
Tamim confessed that he was unable to read Ajmal when the bowler was at his peak and also said that Ashwin was equally difficult to pick.
“First, I would talk about Saeed Ajmal. When he was at his prime, I couldn’t read his deliveries. I had plenty of troubles while playing him,” Tamim was quoted as saying in an interview with Daily Star.
“South Africa’s Morne Morkel was tough to face. Another one is Ravichandran Ashwin, who is one of the current players. Even he is difficult to read. I would like to take the names of these three cricketers as they are quality bowlers,” he added.
Tamim’s choice of bowlers has been spectacular as the statistics speak volumes for themselves. Saeed Ajmal has selected a total of 178 Test wickets in his remarkable career. The veteran Pakistan spinner picked 184 wickets in the 50-overs format. Ajmal also represented Pakistan in 64 T20Is in which he claimed 85 wickets at an average of 17.84.
Speaking About Ravichandran Ashwin, the off-spinner is already a legend for the Men in Blue as he has picked more than 550 wickets across all formats in international cricket, with Test cricket being his favorite format in which he has picked a total of 365 wickets up until now. Morne Morkel has also been a Proteas legend picking up near to 550 wickets across all formats in international cricket.